Published on Tue Dec 17, 2013 by David Colbran

I covered recent industrial action by trade unions Unison, UCU and Unite. The unions balloted staff after the employers offered a pay rise of just 0.7%, which would leave staff with a 15% pay cut in real terms over the past four years. I toured the picket lines and then heard that the students were planning some direct action in solidarity with those on strike.

It came after the rally in the form or a student occupation at University of Liverpool. Students and staff occupied the Irish Studies Department building in support of staff strike action and as a peaceful protest against fees and the privatisation of higher education. This is part of a wave of unified direct action and is in line with recent occupations at various universities across the country. Liverpool, England, UK. Tuesday 3rd December 2013. Quite a bit of interest from the nationals, unfortunately events at University of London got editors attention. One usage in Solidarity paper. Please get in touch if you want to licence / use.

UCU official picket at University of Liverpool

Banner drop at strike rally University of Liverpool

Strike rally University of Liverpool

Student occupation underway

Occupation at University of Liverpool

Window occupation image

Police officers speak to students through window

Organise Occupy Strike banner

Solidarity tearsheet

 

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